How Can I Feel More Spiritual?

Spirituality-and-Healing

  1. Keep the lines of communication open between you and the Divine through prayer and/or meditation- in the mornings, evenings, before meals, and throughout the day. If in this communication you feel inspired to do something in your life, do it. The more you are in silence the more valuable information you will receive about your life.
  2. Have a morning or evening ritual, such as relaxing music and herbal tea- watch the sunrise or set and contemplate about how your life is going and where you could improve, take action or slow down. Journal if you like. 
  3. Buy less stuff and declutter your surroundings.
  4. Spend some time in nature every day. See the Divine in all things. 
  5. Go to bed early. Read something inspirational before you turn out the light. Pray or Meditate. Rise early.
  6. Don’t forget to breathe deeply. Breathe into any part of your body that needs healing. Don’t forget to take a deep breath to clarify feelings before responding. Be mindful of your actions. 
  7. Be present with others. Take an interest.
  8. Follow your intuition and promptings when it comes to service and giving. 
  9. Take care of yourself with healthy food and exercise. Yoga, hiking or outdoor running can be a spiritual form of exercise. Drink adequate water. Clean, healthy living can help us be more in tune with Spirit.
  10. Practice gratitude, compassion, forgiveness, and love. 

 

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Is Nature Spiritual?

nature-sun_00390178Our connection with Nature is innately our connection with ourselves because we are inherently Nature.

Mountains, rivers, oceans, forests, dirt…

It gives us the space to remember who we are.

God and Nature are intertwined. Nature gives us the instructions for  how to be happy.

Breathe in clean air, look out from a mountaintop over a vista, or on cliffs that jut out of the ocean, or stand beneath a waterfall, watch lightening rip through the sky, ride the waves and paddle with dolphins, or lie on your back and discover other worldly cloud formations, sunsets or magnificent constellations.

Walk barefoot, connecting soles with the pure earth or sand, feel the energy.

Watch the sunrise. Go out at dawn and watch the world go from dark to light, feel the energy being infused  into body, mind and spirit.

Mimic the plants and reach for the sun. Get outside during daylight hours.

Take a conscious walk or hike among the trees in serenity and solitude. Listen, smell, breathe.

Swim in the ocean, lake pond, or outdoor pool.

Take a leisure bike ride or go out in a row boat, canoe or kayak.

Tend to a garden.

Snuggle or walk your pet.

Connect with nature anyway you can and remember you are part of it and it is part of you.

  • Running with Nature by Mariel Hemingway and Bobby Williams

Simplicity and What is the Tao?

tao te ching
The Tao that can be understood is not the eternal, cosmic Tao,
Just as an idea that can be expressed in words is not the infinite idea.
And yet this ineffable Tao is the source of all spirit and matter;
expressing itself,
it is the mother of all created things.
Not to desire material things
is to know the freedom of spirituality;
and to desire them is to suffer the limitations of matter.
Yet these two things, matter and spirit,
so different in nature, have the same origin.
This unity is the mystery of mysteries,
and the gateway to spirituality.
Here are four fundamentals of true spirituality:
return to simplicity,
cherish purity
reduce your possessions,
diminish your wants

To know there are some things you cannot know is healthy.
Seek to attain an open mind (the summit of vacuity).

Tao Te Ching by Lao-Tzu
Support Authors: Sam Torode and Dwight Goddard